The Root of All Evil

I just came out of Hurricane Irma virtually unscathed. I am so grateful the Universe was on our side this time. Although she was destructive, the path she ended up taking really ended up saving so many lives and preventing as much damage as was originally predicted in Florida. 

This last week was nerve wracking to say the least, but to take my mind off it, I spent a lot of time reading and catching up on things I had not had time for over the last few months. Which led me to writing this blog post. 

The "root of all evil" may be a little dramatic. It was meant to catch your attention. However, it does ring some truth. What am I talking about? I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine. In other words, no one does anything without expecting something in return. If you think about it, that is what society is built on. It is similar to money; trade one value for another. 

What would happen to society if we all did things without an expectations -- instead from kindness and passion?

For most, when expectations are not met, that is when disappointment sets in. People lose interest, motivation and passion. They lose this because most people don't understand the difference between pleasure and joy anymore. 

Pleasure comes from external sources outside yourself. If we are waiting for others to provide us with pleasure we can become easily disappointed. 

Joy comes from inside. Joy is a state of being. Joy is being in the present. Joy is a mindset. 

I digress, the point is, if you live your life in joy - if you choose joy - you will find you have passion and zest for life; a kindness you want to share with the world. 

I know I can't influence the entire world, but I can start with my world; the people I touch and interact with. I believe we all have joy within us, if we only seek to reach it. Once you reach it you will see the value in giving and sharing without expectation. 

They say you are led to what you need to learn and this couldn't be more true for me at this time. I may have jumped the shark a little. Trying too hard to get to the point of selling something, and making money. That is not what I am truly trying to do here. My passion lies in helping others, particularly others like me who are trying to launch their business. 

I am going back to my passion, my joy. Giving to others without expectation. I love what I do. I love learning and sharing information and that is what I am setting out to do. 

How will you live your joy and share your passion with others without expectation?

Inspired by: Discover Your Passion by Wolfgang Riebe

 

Athena Gray